iPodBackup is a shell-script-turned-application (via Platypus) that backs up your home folder to your iPod using the open source backup utility called rsync. You can back up to a plain folder, to an encrypted disk image, or a regular disk image.
You can also customize a list of items to be excluded. By default, the Music folder, as well as certain cache folders are skipped, in order to prevent duplicating your music and because caches are a kind of stupid thing to backup.
Please see the product info page for usage instructions.
A note for first-time users: The first backup takes quite a while, especially if you use an encrypted disk image! If you think there's something wrong, open the log and see if progress is being made.
What's new in this version:
- iPodBackup is now localizable! If you'd like to contribute a translation please download the strings file, translate it, and mail it to me.
- Japanese translation added
- Now warns if destination volume has ownership disabled
- More code reorganization